The Doctors of Cardiovascular Specialists

Miguel A. De Puy, MD, FACC

  • Panama City, Panama, native
  • Pre-medical education from university of Panama
  • Medical  doctorate from University of Panama School of Medicine
  • Internship at Gorgas Hospital, U.S. Canal Zone
  • Residency in internal medicine at Charity Hospital in New Orleans
  • Fellowship in Cardiology at Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation and Tulane University in New Orleans
  • Board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases
  • Certified in pacemaker/defibrillator with NASPE exam
  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians
  • Fellow of American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow of the American Heart Association
  • Member of the Heart Rhythm Society
  • Past member of board of directors of several international societies of cardiology
  • Medical Director of Cardiology at Lake Area Medical Center
  • Special interests include invasive cardiology and cardiac pacemakers/defibrillators

Carl P. Fastabend, MD, FACC

  • Native Richmond, Virginia
  • Completed undergraduate degree in biology at Virginia Tech
  • Earned a Medical Degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, where he also completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship
  • Board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine
  • Medical director of the Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana
  • Has conducted extensive research in coronary disease over the years and has a special interest in vein disorders
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
  • Speaker and Educator in treatment of superficial and deep venous disease.

Corey Foster, MD

  • Lake Charles, Louisiana native
  • Graduate of St. Louis High School
  • Earned Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge
  • Earned medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans
  • Completed a residency in Internal Medicine and advanced fellowships in the subspecialties of Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology, with advanced training in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for patients with valvular heart disease at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease and board eligible in Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology and Comprehensive Echocardiography.

Richard M. Gilmore, MD, FACC

  • Has practiced medicine in the Southwest Louisiana region for over 30 years.
  • Earned a medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Completed an internship, residency and cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas
  • Instructor at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center/Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Serves as a principal investigator for many international and national clinical drug trials via the Imperial Health Research Department
  • Specializes in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology and internal medicine

Jake LeBeau, MD

  • Lake Charles, Louisiana native
  • Graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering, and earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine
  • Completed a residency in internal medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, before pursuing a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas
  • Completed an additional fellowship in interventional cardiology at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology, interventional cardiology and comprehensive echocardiography.
  • Registered peripheral vascular interpreter.
  • Member of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and American Medical Association

Thomas J. Mulhearn IV, MD, FACC

  • Native of Southwest Louisiana
  • Pre-medical education at Louisiana State University
  • Medical doctorate from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans
  • Internship and residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Osler Medical Housestaff Training Program
  • Fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the Duke University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship in interventional cardiology at the University of Alabama Birmingham
  • Board-Certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine
  • Special interest in interventional cardiology, cardiac stents, peripheral vascular disease intervention, carotid artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral stents, peripheral atherectomy, carotid artery stenting, catheter based treatments for valvular and structural heart disease

Michael C. Turner, MD, FACC

  • Native of Colfax, Louisiana
  • Pre-medical education from Louisiana State University
  • Medical doctorate from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
  • Residency, internal medicine, LSU New Orleans
  • Fellowship in cardiology, LSU New Orleans
  • Cardiology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and cardiac CT
  • Two years military service in U.S. Air Force
  • Fellow of American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow of Society of Cardiovascular CT

  • Fellow of Council on Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association
  • Past president of American Heart Association of Louisiana
  • ACC Governor for Louisiana 2007-2009
  • Medical Director of Christus St. Patrick Hospital Regional Heart Center and Director, outpatient cardiac CT
  • Special interest (cardiac imaging) (implantation and follow up of cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators) (preventive medicine)

  • Hobbies: hunting, fishing, and running





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